3 Steps to Smarter Automation Investments
If you’re like many manufacturers struggling with labor shortages, automation may be your answer. But like any technology, if not approached strategically, automation projects can quickly consume resources without returning value.
Automation solutions can be cost-effective, relatively simple fixes to some of the biggest operational challenges your business faces right now, including how to safely bring in enough people to do the work that needs to be done. But automation can also become a black hole-consuming time and resources you definitely don’t have to spare.
A strategic approach can help you definitively determine if automation is indeed the answer to your operational woes.
In the article, TBM Vice President of Technology and Supply Chain Practices Ken Koenemann, describes how to optimize automation investments and ensure your business gets the anticipated value from new technologies.
3 critical steps to find out if automation really is the solution your business seeks:
- Make a clear business case that demonstrates how automation can help you meet your delivery, quality, safety, or cost objectives.
- Use design thinking to validate that automation is (or isn’t) the best possible solution for achieving your specific goal or solving your specific challenge.
- Get to the gains faster and avoid costly missteps by using the “prove and move” implementation approach.
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